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Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 09-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By pooder7
That's all good, and situational awareness is...

That's all good, and situational awareness is something I try to always practice. But I'm not perfect at it, so I cover my brake lever just in case I get surprised. Perfect riders don't need that but...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 09-25-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By pooder7
Tha's a sad reminder to ALWAYS ride well within...

Tha's a sad reminder to ALWAYS ride well within your personal performance parameters when you're riding on the street. They will gradually expand with experience as you ride, but don't try to push...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 09-11-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,052
Posted By pooder7
<<sigh>> Is this a troll? Or for real? Oh...

<<sigh>>
Is this a troll? Or for real?
Oh well; doesn't really matter.
<<SIGH>>
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 09-09-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By pooder7
That will work . . . but it seems unnecessarily...

That will work . . . but it seems unnecessarily complicated to me. What I do is put my jack under the opposite side swingarm, leaving the kickstand right on the floor. I crank the jack until the...
Forum: CBR250 Service and Maintenance 09-04-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By pooder7
Something I've found that works really well for...

Something I've found that works really well for removal of greasy stuff from wheels and body parts (not the chain, though) is Go-Jo hand cleaner. (NOT the kind with lava grit in it!) It goes on as a...
Forum: Riding Gear & Apparel 08-25-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By pooder7
THIS. I like to think of earplugs for my...

THIS.

I like to think of earplugs for my ears as sunglasses are for my eyes; they reduce the ambient level of noise so that my ears can work properly . . . .

(I have tinnitus from riding too...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 08-12-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,890
Posted By pooder7
So, I guess I don't "need" all that power from my...

So, I guess I don't "need" all that power from my Goldwing, then . . . even though we're riding two-up with my gear and her gear and towing a trailer filled with camping gear and food . . . .

(...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 08-06-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By pooder7
The tri-color may not be the best looking color...

The tri-color may not be the best looking color scheme . . . but you'll LOVE the higher gas mileage! GO FOR IT!!




;)
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 06-21-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,530
Posted By pooder7
My 2012 CBR250R has about 1800 trouble-free...

My 2012 CBR250R has about 1800 trouble-free miles. My other Honda motorcycle, a Goldwing, has gone about 30,000 miles with nary a problem. Honda motorcycles are well built.
Forum: CBR250 Pictures 05-21-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By pooder7
Here 'tis:

Here 'tis:
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 05-21-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By pooder7
That looks like a good list. I don't know that...

That looks like a good list. I don't know that night riding is always more dangerous than during the day, though. There are animals active at night, true, and sometimes drunkards returning from bars...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 05-21-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 431
Posted By pooder7
Roll off the throttle usually means no throttle,...

Roll off the throttle usually means no throttle, and generally when one is braking it's best to be off the throttle. The motorcycle will continue to run with no throttle if it's moving, just like a...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 05-20-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By pooder7
One thing that helped my comfort greatly was to...

One thing that helped my comfort greatly was to retrain myself to rest my feet with the balls of my feet on the footpegs instead of the instep. That helped take weight off my hands and arms, which...
Forum: CBR250 Appearance and Modifications 04-23-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By pooder7
yup

yup
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 04-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,052
Posted By pooder7
You Da Man! <snerk>

You Da Man!

<snerk>
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 04-21-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By pooder7
Stayin' Alive

From a friend with a LOT of riding experience:

50 Ways To Stay Alive

1. Assume you're invisible.
To a lot of drivers, you are. Never make a move based on the assumption that another...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 04-14-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By pooder7
Tha's why analog displays are better for things...

Tha's why analog displays are better for things that are changing constantly, such as RPM and MPH while you are riding. If you want to know an instantaneous amount, like your mileage when you've...
Forum: Honda CBR250 General Discussion 04-10-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By pooder7
I TOTALLY agree! Mostly, though, I just use...

I TOTALLY agree!

Mostly, though, I just use the tach; it's pretty close to the speed in top gear, so a glance is all I need. Actually, come to think of it, I'm usually trying to move with the...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 03-26-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 844
Posted By pooder7
Clutch lever freeplay? Clutch cable adjustment?...

Clutch lever freeplay? Clutch cable adjustment? Clutch cable lubrication? See pp 29-30 in your owner's manual.

Then if those check out, you might have to do something to the clutch itself. Oh...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 02-28-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By pooder7
That seems exactly the type of problem that the...

That seems exactly the type of problem that the warranty should cover. It's a good thing that it happened when it did . . . .

That said, if it's the battery that's gone bad, you might have caused...
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 02-28-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,290
Posted By pooder7
THIS kind of followup is what makes this forum...

THIS kind of followup is what makes this forum VALUABLE. THANX MOTOMIKE!!
Forum: CBR250 Problems and Issues 02-28-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,290
Posted By pooder7
:eek: That WOULD flow more current! ONCE....

:eek:

That WOULD flow more current! ONCE. The spark would be tremendous, as well. Once. I'm thinking (hoping) that you wouldn't do that again. Or even once, for that matter.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 02-16-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,601
Posted By pooder7
It's just you. <grin>

It's just you.

<grin>
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 11-28-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By pooder7
When cracks open in the pavement, there are often...

When cracks open in the pavement, there are often strips of tar applied to fill them in. When the weather is hot, the tar becomes liquid-y and riding over them in a curve can make the tires of a...
Forum: Proficient Motorcycling: Riding Tips & Techniques 11-28-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By pooder7
White line in the wet can do it. I don't know...

White line in the wet can do it. I don't know which are worse; wet white lines or hot tar snakes. The best response to both is to keep a steady hand on the throttle and a light grip on the handle...
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